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Novels about women abandoning their families are the new ‘mommy porn’


Via NY Post: If there is a truth universally held in fiction and by society at large, it’s that grown women aren’t supposed to run away from home. If they do, they risk losing everything — their families, if they have them. Their social standing. Sometimes even their lives.

But in the new novel “Leave Me,” by Gayle Forman, that’s exactly what the protagonist does, albeit not permanently. It’s more of a time-out.

Maribeth Klein is a busy working mom who’s so busy, so put-upon, she doesn’t even realize she’s had a heart attack — on the same night she’s supposed to host a potluck dinner, no less.

“At this very moment twelve 4-year-olds were rampaging around her apartment,” she thinks, after receiving the news about the heart attack. “Someone was going to have to clean up after them, to find the Goldfish crackers in the closet . . . Someone was going to have to make chocolate-chip pancakes for Saturday morning breakfast and to make sure the pantry was stocked with all the ingredients.”

In the days after her heart attack, she isn’t even allowed to recover in peace. Her mother, who is allegedly there to help, keeps hosting guests and leaves Maribeth to clean up coffee cups and dessert plates. Her husband seems incapable of putting together a FreshDirect order without her involvement.


Fed up, she hightails it out of town and goes to Pittsburgh to look for her birth mother. While there, she also meets a man that seems far superior to her husband, holes up in a cozy new apartment where she’s able to cook for herself, make new friends and spend some much-needed time focusing on herself.

It’s an escapist fantasy where the fantasy doesn’t even involve sex, just a few kisses. Time, attention and the ability to focus are the real fantasy.

Call it the Runaway Mom genre.

Today, while only half of all marriages have a chance of lasting 20 years or more, that number goes up dramatically among college-educated women (who tend to buy and write fiction): 8 in 10 of these women will still be married after 20 years, according to a 2015 report by the Pew Research Institute.

The 35- to 55-year-old demographic came of age during the high divorce rate of the 1970s and ’80s, after all; they don’t have any illusions about the impact divorce can have on families. Divorce wouldn’t offer an escape from the minutiae — it just creates new logistical problems.

“Being able to drop everything is a luxury most of us don’t have,” says author Forman, who conceived of the book originally as a revenge fantasy after she experienced chest pains during a family vacation.

All she kept thinking about was how the family would manage if she had to have some sort of surgery. The year before, she had had a sinus procedure; the recuperation had not gone well. “When I was writing the book, it was the runup to the ‘50 Shades’ movie and I would tell people, ‘[My book] is the real mommy porn!” says Forman. “People would confess that they had the same fantasy. Every single woman had felt the same way.


It’s a different take on other female escapist books that we’ve seen in the past, among them the hugely successful book “I Don’t Know How She Does It” by Allison Pearson (2003), which features an overwhelmed working mother who alternately wants to escape to and from the high-powered job that she loves (plus, a handsome colleague in the New York office).

Then there’s “Eat Pray Love” (2006) about a woman trying to find herself post-divorce as she travels from Italy to Bali to India, but it’s no coincidence that protagonist Elizabeth Gilbert is child-free. Can you imagine a mother embarking on this trip? Forget the spiritual journey; the child-care arrangements alone would have stopped her at the airport. Maribeth Klein’s trip to Pittsburgh seems much more manageable. When mothers escape, the location is incidental; it’s the ability to exist outside of domestic minutiae that counts. (“I feel like I could rule an empire,” a frustrated mom friend once e-mailed me, “If I didn’t have to worry about things like new toddler snow boots.”)


The Australian author Liane Moriarty also nails wifely desperation. In “Big Little Lies,” (soon-to-be an HBO series with Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon), she explores what can lie behind the façade of a happy marriage, and in “The Husband’s Secret,” she examines just how much compromise and forgiveness might exist to keep a marriage on track.

If things are so gloomy, husbands so incompetent and bumbling, why don’t these women just leave for good? Some do pass a point of no return. For the most part, though, this isn’t “Madame Bovary” or “Anna Karenina,” where women who step outside the bounds of marriage and convention pay for it with their lives (although the 2015 novel/cautionary tale “Hausfrau” by Jill Alexander Essbaum did end with a bored adulterous mother jumping in front of a punctual Swiss train.) “Madame Bovary” and “Anna Karenina” were written by men, after all, who wanted to make sure their female characters paid dearly for ignoring the status quo.

In 2016, female readers tend to be more practical, less punitive. Fans of these books enjoy a dalliance or a brief escape — as long as it’s consequence-free. The fantasy of freedom involves being able to return home at will. It isn’t that they want to run away forever — just for long enough to catch their breaths.

“We have the fantasy,” says Forman, but “it doesn’t mean we don’t love our children or our husbands. It’s not just about running away physically, it’s about getting away mentally for a little while.


There really are sex orgies of the global elite

The corrupt-looking man whose picture you see above is Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the 63-year-old economist, lawyer, politician, member of the French Socialist Party, and former managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

He resigned in disgrace from the IMF last year when a New York hotel maid accused him of sexually assaulting her. Although that case fell apart, Strauss-Kahn still faces criminal charges of ties to a prostitution ring in northern France. His legal defense is at once creative and cocky (no pun intended) — that the authorities are unfairly trying to “criminalize lust.”

In an otherwise humdrum article about Strauss-Kahn in the New York Times on October 14, 2012, reporters Doreen Carvajal and Maia de la Baume dropped this fascinating little bombshell:

That defense and the investigation, which is facing a critical judicial hearing in late November, have offered a keyhole view into a clandestine practice in certain powerful circles of French society: secret soirees with lawyers, judges, police officials, journalists and musicians that start with a fine meal and end with naked guests and public sex with multiple partners. […]

The exclusive orgies called “parties fines” — lavish Champagne affairs costing around $13,000 each — were organized as a roving international circuit from Paris to Washington by businessmen seeking to ingratiate themselves with Mr. Strauss-Kahn. Some of that money, according to a lawyer for the main host, ultimately paid for prostitutes because of a shortage of women at the mixed soirees orchestrated largely for the benefit of Mr. Strauss-Kahn, who sometimes sought sex with three or four women.

But such orgies are not just for Strauss-Kahn because the NYT article proceeds to quote him in an interview with the French magazine Le Point,There are numerous parties that exist like this in Paris, and you would be surprised to encounter certain people.

The NYT article continues:

The investigation into the prostitution ring in Lille [France] ultimately swept up 10 suspects, including Mr. Strauss-Kahn. They knew each other largely through their membership as French Freemasons, according to Karl Vandamme, a defense lawyer who represents Fabrice Paszkowski, the owner of a medical supply company who played a crucial role in organizing the sex parties. […] Vandamme…said his client invested around $65,000 in party expenses, betting on the political rise of Mr. Strauss-Kahn.

The banker [Strauss-Kahn]…would typically arrive late for the more than a dozen parties, held over a period of about five years. There was a rhythm to the gatherings, with everyone dressed for a sit-down dinner…. Then over time, couples separated, “kisses were exchanged between one woman and another and between a husband and the wife of a friend” until the guests “all ended up nude.”

“Clandestine” lavish sex orgies of “the powerful,” costing around $13,000 each, “in an international circuit from Paris to Washington”…. “There was a rhythm to the gatherings” where “kisses were exchanged between one woman and another”….

In effect, Strauss-Kahn was describing something long rumored about on the Internet, in books, and in movies — ritualistic (“a rhythm”) sex orgies of the world’s upper elite whom some call the Illuminati.

Here are two segments from director Stanley Kubrick’s last movie, Eyes Wide Shut. The first video depicts a pre-orgy Satanic ritual in a lavish mansion, attended by masked and black-robed elites. Note how the naked young women in the circle exchange kisses (“kisses were exchanged between one woman and another”).

WARNING: nudity and simulated sexual intercourse

The second video shows Dr. Bill Harford, the character played by Tom Cruise, walking from room to room, observing the orgiastic sex:

In a long article on The Kentroversy blog (which I recommend you read in its entirety), Kent Bentkowski gives an analysis of the occult symbolism in Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut. Here are excerpts from Bentkowski’s article:

In 1999, an extremely peculiar film was released by legendary film director Stanley Kubrick, which would end up the sixteenth and final film he would direct in his career. […] The film, Eyes Wide Shut, was filled with the symbolism that astute researchers have come to recognize as the calling card of the Illuminati, the synarchist group of global rulers, who believe in rule by birthright, and who rule this planet by the ‘iron fist in a velvet glove’ divide and conquer methodology. […] Once this symbolism is understood, only then does the film begin to make sense. This film is a fitting metaphor for our times, as we face the reality of those among us who are asleep, and those of us who are awake, as our world has fallen under the influences of very dark and evil forces. […]

At the opening party at Victor Ziegler’s house, Alice Harford [the character played by Nicole Kidman] meets up with and dances with a Hungarian man. The name of this character is Sandor Szavost. This character shares his name with the creator of the Church of Satan, Anton Sandor LaVey. This would be an accurate analogy, as members of the global elite are all dedicated to either Lucifer or Satan. Their religion has them believe that both Lucifer and Satan are good [….] This type of thinking is extremely twisted, and represents what some have called a Satanic Reversal–evil is good, lies are truth, death is life, and darkness is light. […]

Of the films’ two and one-half hours, the most curious aspect are the thirty-five minutes that take place during Dr. Bill Harford’s trip to the masked ball […] the Illuminati sex-magick ritual […] which actually occurs behind closed doors in some of the most exclusive housing in the entire world. […] The chanting is in reverse, and is of a Romanian priest giving a mass in Latin. […]

Only four days after Kubrick turned in the final cut of EWS to Warner Brothers, he was ‘found’ dead by his wife. He had no heart trouble, and wasn’t ill before his sudden and shockingly unexpected death. […] However, according to William Cooper, author of the book BEHOLD A PALE HORSE, and the forty-two hour series on the Illuminati and their Babylon mystery religion entitled MYSTERY BABYLON, stated during the second broadcast of MYSTERY BABYLON, that Stanley Kubrick was himself an initiate of the Mysteries. This helps to explain […] the MASKED BALL portion of the film, and his shockingly unexpected death [….] in making this film, director Stanley Kubrick may have made the fatal mistake of showing too much truth concerning a group of self-appointed global elite world rulers known as the Illuminati.

Here’s a video showing the Illuminati symbology employed by Kubrick in Eyes Wide Shut:

In her blog of November 13, 2012, “Night of the Long Knives Part 1,” Ann Barnhardt relates what the wife of a U.S. Army flag officer told her about a wife-swapping or swinger party. (Note that when you go to Barnhardt’s site, you’ll have to scroll down until you find that article because Barnhardt does not enable the reading of an individual post.)

When I was a teenager back in Leavenworth, Kansas, I had occasion to become acquainted with a German lady who had just married a US Army flag officer that she met while working as a civilian contractor on a US Army base in Germany. Her husband was transferred to Ft. Leavenworth, which almost all flag officers pass through at some point. She was a strikingly handsome woman and super-sharp. She was very happy and was eagerly trying to get pregnant and start her family, as she was 35 or so at the time.

The last time I saw her, she was in a state of shock. She had left her husband, was filing for divorce, homeless and trying to organize getting back to Germany. Here is what happened.

She had finally become pregnant. She had just found out and hadn’t even told her husband yet. They had been invited to and were attending a party being thrown by the post commander at his home that evening. Most of the upper-echelon flag officers at Ft. Leavenworth would be there. She was very excited and happy that she and her husband were literally now moving amongst the highest levels of the top brass in the US military, and she planned to tell her husband that night after the party that she was pregnant.

They arrived at the party in the gorgeous and huge old home of the post commander. In the foyer, there was a large bowl that all of the men placed their car keys into upon entering the house. She figured that this had something to do with drunk driving protections, as there was certainly drinking at this party. She thought nothing of it.

As midnight rolled around, the party suddenly concluded. All of the couples then moved into the foyer. One by one, the wives stepped up to the bowl full of keys and drew out a set at random. The wives then matched the keys up with their male owners and then left with that man.

It was a wife-swapping party.

When my acquaintance realized what was going on she refused. Her husband was livid.

When she got home she packed a bag and left. The stress of going from being on top of the world and happier than she had ever been to having her marriage destroyed, being betrayed so casually and sickeningly by her husband, and being made essentially homeless and penniless in a span of about five minutes caused her to immediately miscarry the baby a few hours later.

Barnhardt continues in “Night of the Long Knives Part 2”:

Wife-swapping and other perverse, orgiastic activities are extremely common among the US flag officer corps. The level of bizarre sexual depravity we are seeing with [General David] Petraeus and now [General John R.] Allen, is common to the point of being pedestrian. It is exactly the same kind of sodomitical filth that pervades the political class. They are all sex perverts and cheats. Find me a flag officer or politician that isn’t cheating on his spouse or a pervert and I’ll be shocked. Sexual perversion is intrinsic to this class of people. These people are psychopathically insane, because you would have to be psychopathically insane to want anything to do with either the political class OR the flag officer corps today.

I can’t tell you how many emails I have received over the last year and a half from men who have exited the United States Military as either a Captain or Major because they simply could not bear to be a part of the repulsive, honorless, amoral culture. They couldn’t advance because at a certain point you literally have to sell your soul and become a purely political animal in order to climb the ladder.

And are you really surprised? Every single flag officer in the United States Military today is, by definition, an oath-breaking traitor. Barack Obama is not eligible to be POTUS and is almost certainly not a U.S. citizen. And not ONE WORD. Not one word from the flag officer corps. Why? Because they are politicians at heart, and they will never do anything to jeopardize their O-7, O-8, O-9 or O-10 pension packages.

Am I surprised that Petraeus and Allen and the rest are pathetic, pervy fornicators with the common sense of a pile of toenail clippings? Am I surprised that Petraeus was sending dozens and dozens of emails per day to his girlfriend and that their pillowtalk included national security secrets? Am I surprised that Petraeus and Allen have spent their careers walking around with a “BLACKMAIL ME” sign taped to their backs? Nope. These people are imbeciles and psychopaths who implemented and oversaw rules of engagement that have intentionally gotten our boys killed as a literal sacrifice of total submission to islam. Watch this and then tell me what an intelligent and honorable man David Petraeus is:

Like probably a lot of you reading this, I was skeptical about claims of a Satanic global elite, whether it’s called the Illuminati or not, who engage in ritualistic sex orgies and pedophilia (see Nick Bryant’s The Franklin Scandal). But Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s admission of participating in lavish “sex parties” attended by the powerful “from Paris to Washington” should give the skeptics pause.

For Wikipedia’s account of the Petraeus sex scandal, go here. For General Allen’s exchanges of countless flirtatious and suggestive email with a married Florida socialite, go here.

See also:

Update (July 30, 2013):

Vigilant Citizen has an outstanding series of articles on Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut. Here are Part 1 and Part 2 of the series.

See also creepy pics from a 1972 mask ball thrown by the Rothchilds in the UK. Click here. Look in particular at the 3rd to last photo — of a table centerpiece comprised of mutilated baby dolls. Hint at child sacrifice? Sick!


Ahh, A Little Spooky. Guess What It’s For.

I have to admit that this one is a little strange and sorta creepy. Well just look at who the H/T goes to and that explains a lot. Just kidding.😀

So the Game here is figure out what it’s a commercial for before the end. I never saw it coming. Good Luck.   ~Steve~

H/T  Dave.😀